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PaleyFest 2016 Lineup Includes 'Empire,' 'American Horror Story: Hotel' And 'black-ish'

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Early this morning, the Paley Center announced the first batch of shows that will be honored at this year’s PaleyFest from March 11-20 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

FOX’s Empire opens the festival, and we wonder if now Golden Globe-winner Taraji P. Henson (Cookie) will bring the sweet treats like she did on Sunday. (The theater holds 3,401 seats, just saying.)

Now in its 33rd year, each of the festival's events include screenings of TV show episodes—usually sneak peeks—followed by a panel discussion with the shows’ casts and creatives.

Here’s the diverse PaleyFest 2016 lineup (so far):

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Friday, March 11: Opening Night Presentation: Empire (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, March 12: FOX's Scream Queens (7 p.m.)
Sunday, March 13: ABC's black-ish (2 p.m.)
Sunday, March 20: Starz's Power (2 p.m.)
- This event has been cancelled.
Sunday, March 20: Closing Night Presentation: FX's American Horror Story: Hotel (7 p.m.)

If you don’t see your favorite show, don’t fret just yet. Additional PaleyFest L.A. 2016 shows will be announced next Tuesday.

Updated: These are the latest additions to the 2016 PaleyFest:

Saturday, March 12: AMC's Better Call Saul (2 pm)
Sunday, March 13: Supergirl (7 pm)
Tuesday, March 15: ABC's Scandal (7:30 pm)
Wednesday, March 16: CBS's The Big Bang Theory (7:30 pm)
Friday, March 18: Hulu's Difficult People (7 pm) - Latest addition
Saturday, March 19: AMC's Fear the Walking Dead (2 pm)
Saturday, March 19: Stars of Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. & Chicago Med Salute Dick Wolf (7 pm)

Tickets are on sale now only for Paley Center donors and Citi cardmembers, and they’re staggering ticket sales for various groups. It’s a little confusing, but basically if you’re not a member of the Paley Center and only want to go to one of these aforementioned events, those tickets don’t go on sale until Jan. 15.

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